Losing Weight and Getting Stronger – Jim Wendler

Losing Weight and Getting Stronger


Losing Weight and Getting Stronger

 Question:  I'm a novice lifter coming off starting strength soon, and I want to move into a 5/3/1 program (I've already purchased the e-book). Unfortunately, I've put on quite a bit of noticeable fat during my SS time. My question is this: is it possible to eat at a caloric deficit on deload weeks or will this ruin supercompensation? Is there a better strategy as far as moving up in strength on 5/3/1 while losing some fat? Is a maintenance diet plus conditioning enough? Basically, I don't want to lose my strength gains, but I'd like to lower my bf%. Thanks in advance for any help you provide. Answer:  I’m glad you asked this question because I can now direct similar questions to this answer.  And never have to answer it again.  I don’t believe in training to lose body fat or whatever.  I only believe in training to be awesome.  And that simply means doing the following:
  1. Stretch
  2. Lift
  3. Sprint
I believe that if you do these three things everyday (or 4 days/week or whatever your schedule is) then you will always, 100% reach your goals.  I believe that everyone needs to prepare to work through the process of training, not think about fruity goals such as body fat %.  Do the above for the rest of your training life and you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • When I stretch, I am focused on stretching hard.
  • When I lift, I focus on breaking personal records.
  • And when I condition, I think of Dan Gable.
If you are concerned with how you look and all that stuff, please look to someone else for guidance.  I don’t understand it or know how to train for it.  And I never want to.  I believe that training is for GO, not for show.  I have a family to protect – I will train accordingly.Get the 2nd Edition 5/3/1 Ebook Here5/3/1 Hard Copy on Amazon